Bernard Linsky

Dr. Bernard Linsky – Department of Philosophy

Bernard Linsky (AB University of Chicago, PhD Stanford University) is a professor in the Department of Philosophy. His current research is in the history of logic, following his last book: The Evolution of Principia Mathematica: Bertrand Russell's Manuscripts and Notes for the Second Edition, Cambridge University Press, 2011. His research on Russell has led to the study of logic in the first part of the 20th Century in Central Europe.  He is currently working on Leon Chwistek and the Lwow-Warsaw School of philosophy and mathematical logic and the philosophers Alexius Meinong and Ernst Mally in Graz. In addition he has taught courses on Ludwig Wittgenstein, the Vienna Circle and the origins of Analytic Philosophy in the school of Franz Brentano in Vienna. In May 2011 he was a visitor in the UofA-Innsbruck exchange during which time he managed to give a lecture on contemporary theory of knowledge in the very Priesterseminar of Bressanone (Brixen) in Alto Adige (Süd Tirol) where Nicholas of Cusa had taught as bishop in the 15th Century.